Wednesday, September 27, 2006

ESPN's Ratings Breaker

In ESPN’s third Monday Night Football broadcast the Saints dominated the Falcons 23-3 in front of a record-breaking audience. ESPN pulled an 11.8 rating (14,999,000 viewers two-plus) for the game and it was the highest-rated program in ESPN history. It was also the top program on both broadcast or cable networks Monday night. According to HitBox data, the network also drew big traffic on the Web with its football coverage, generating more than 27 million page views on Monday. In an unusual side note, an article published by ESPN, tooting there own horn, “ESPN Draws Largest Audience for Saints Homecoming” they state…

“It was the third time in three weeks that Monday Night Football set such a high-water mark and the second time the network won the night in primetime.”
Considering the game was the first played and broadcast from the New Orleans Superdome since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city and region I think that they might have been more sensitive with their choice of words.

1 comment:

  1. Actually I thought it was better than their line about the ball being "looted from the receiver" or how Vick "was doing a heckuva job." But I keed.